IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Rand is back to share his fond memories of decades of comic collecting and reading in this month’s Random Access Memory. Author’s Note: Random Access Memory is me looking back at the specific comics that shaped my life. Each month I go back in time – in five year intervals – to examine key comics that came out those months. (The idea is that after five years of monthly columns, I will have covered an entire lifetime – in this case, fifty years – of reading comics.) I also list all the comics I read that
It’s the holidays! Corporations are shutting down, kids are out of school, but for some reason, Major Spoilers continues to shovel coal into the engine so we can keep chug-chug-chugging along. Speaking of coal… Don’t forget to use the comment section to justify your response!
This week you’ll enjoy the return of Sam Johnson, one of the creators of The Almighties, who talks about their new issue #0, which is now available. He discusses the characters and how this title has moved from parody into its own adventure format, among other things. To get these books, go to this link! He also updates us on his other projects, Geek-Girl and Cabra Cini, Voodoo Junkie Hit Woman, as well! Then I continue my yearly holiday tradition of playing the audio from Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas, an excellent video you can find here on YouTube.
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You’ll enjoy this week’s fun interview with Brian Joines, the comics creator of such wonderful books as Imagine Agents and Krampus!, about the holiday legend sweeping the U.S. Brian talks about how the Krampus! comic came to be and what we might see in the future featuring this character from Image Comics! Everything wraps up with two news stories I think you’re going to want to know about! Be back next week as we get closer to episode 125! http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/WComics123.mp3 Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day, so the gifts will be given, unwrapped and enjoyed. But as a comics reader, I’ve often found this holiday to be somewhat disappointing. And I’ve often spoken with other comics fans, and many of you share my problem with Christmas (or even birthdays, for that matter).
If you are looking for a way to get your action figures into the holiday spirit, look no further than Action Figure Displays, and their brand new Christmas Display.
Here’s a little after Christmas holiday cheer to perk up your Saturday courtesy of Adam Hughes. From a holiday issue of Playstation Magazine; I did this piece maybe… 12 years ago? Pencil, ink, Adobe Photoshop. ***UPDATE!*** I completely forget that, to get this assignment done (this was one of 11 illustrations), I hired my then-studiomate Jason Martin to ink these! Apologies to Jason for COMPLETELY forgetting that he inked this! via Deviant Art
On Monday, June 29, 2009, Disney XD airs a brand new episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man featuring Robert Englund reprising his role at the Vulture. As Christmas approaches, the SINISTER SIX reconstitutes with SANDMAN, RHINO, VULTURE, ELECTRO and new members MYSTERIO and KRAVEN.Â All they want for Christmas is SPIDER-MAN â€“ dead.Â Meanwhile, PETER PARKER finds his wandering eye prevents him from being with GWEN STACY.Â Heâ€™ll have to learn to focus if he wants to get the girlâ€¦ and if he wants to stay alive.
Readers shocked by Chris Giarrusso’s departure from Mini-Marvels will be pleased to learn he’s expanding his unique take on superheroes in this May’s G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLY ! “Working Mini-Marvels was cool, but G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLYÂ is what I’ve been wanting to do for years,” Giarrusso said. “It’s the story I was wanting to write and draw the entire time doing Mini-Marvels so I’m happy those fans are psyched by the collection. G-MAN and company are going to be taking up all my attention for the foreseeable future and I aim to make the long-time